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The Light Inside the Shadow

The Light Inside the Shadow: An Anthology of Works by BlueBoard Members OPEN ACCESS

Members of the BlueBoard Online Mental Health Forum
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: ANU Press
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    The Light Inside the Shadow
    Book Description:

    You are not alone! BlueBoard is an online community for people concerned about mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality and related disorders. There are forums for people working on their own recovery and for friends and family members. The aim of BlueBoard is to enable people to reach out and both offer and receive help. BlueBoard is free, anonymous and available at any time from around the world. The delivery of BlueBoard is supported by funding from the Australian Department of Health.

    eISBN: 978-1-921934-16-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature
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  1. Foreword (pp. xi-xii)
    Kathleen Griffiths

    When I first decided to establish BlueBoard I imagined a safe, supportive caring online space where consumers and carers with lived experience of depression could create a community to share their experiences and expertise, understand that they were not alone, and seek help and provide it to others. This would be a place which transcended geographical boundaries and where members could share both the individuality and the universality of their experiences.

    In this anthology of creative works, BlueBoard members impart these experiences in a form which is accessible to a wider audience. Consistent with its original aims, BlueBoard members have...